KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders today held a meeting with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun at the Parliament building to discuss on the need to hold Dewan Rakyat sitting.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a statement posted on his Facebook page said that the meeting was convened following the statement issued by Istana Negara last week which stated that Parliament may convene during the emergency period.
“After the meeting, the PH Presidential Council convened another meeting to discuss the outcome of the meeting with the Dewan Rakyat Speaker as well as other issues and also on the preparations for the 15th General Election,” he said.
In the statement issued on Feb 24, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expressed the view that Parliament may convene during the emergency period on a date deemed appropriate by His Majesty based on the Prime Minister’s advice.
It said the matter was enshrined in subparagraph 14(1)(b) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 which states that Parliament should be called, prorogues and dissolved on a date as deemed appropriate by His Majesty on the advice of the Prime Minister.